The latin authors were right? Discover it!
An enchanting land of southern Italy bounded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the west and protected by the Apennine Mountains to the east.
A land rich in history, culture, traditions, breathtaking landscapes and a delicious and varied gastronomy.
Virgil, an ancient latin poet, loved to call it ‘the land of pleasures’ while another famous latin writer, Statius, spoke of it as a ‘place of leisure and care of the soul to heal from the stress and from the ugliness of everyday life’.
This fertile area was settled since ancient times because it had all the requirements necessary to ensure what the ancient Romans called ‘Optmimum geographico‘, or rather a place with fertile plains, mild climate, flora, fauna, rivers, escape routes (in case of enemy attacks) and variety of landscapes. All the necessary things to ensure the survival and the allocation of people.
Over the centuries, from the 6th century BC (there are also manufacts from prehistory), Italic peoples, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Angioini and Spanish settled in this land, leaving huge signs of their passage… entire cities, temples, religious buildings, baths, amazing villas, art, culinary traditions and different and original festivities.
Today Campania is still the land of beauty told by latin authors.
A place that can be visited all year round, specially thanks to the mild climate.
So many cities including the spectacular Naples, full of art, history, culture, excellent food, and then Salerno, Caserta, Benevento, Avellino, the charming Costa Flegrea, famous for its excellent wine, the archaeological sites of Pompei, Ercolano and Stabia (and many others), the enchanting islands of the Gulf: Capri, Ischia, Procida. It’s really hard to mention in one post all the wonders of this land.
I’ll do it a little at a time, telling stories, places, characters, traditions and life, because the real ‘Italian lifestyle’ in this place has a flavor all its own.
Enjoy my land!